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Life Line Screening Data on Peripheral Arterial Disease Validated
Date:3/25/2009

Data from Life Line Screening corroborates research recently presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's annual scientific meeting: The importance of the ankle-brachial index in identifying high-risk individuals previously thought to be at low-risk for cardiovascular disease was confirmed.

Independence, OH (PRWEB) March 25, 2009 -- An analysis of almost 1 million Life Line Screening participants confirms the findings recently presented at the Society for Interventional Radiology's annual meeting on the importance of the ankle-brachial index to identify individuals previously thought to be at low risk for cardiovascular disease and correctly categorizing them as possibly high-risk.

The findings presented at the conference came from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of the U.S. population. It looked at 6,292 men and women ages 40 and older with no known history of heart disease, stroke, diabetes or atherosclerotic vascular disease. It found that the use of the Ankle ankle-brachial index, a screening for peripheral arterial disease, has the potential to prevent heart attacks in thousands originally thought to be at low risk.

Life Line Screening's data supports these findings. Analyzing data from almost 900,000 participants from 2007, Life Line Screening found that 474,000 would be considered low-risk based on a traditional Framingham score. Of that "low-risk" group, more than 9,000 scored positive for

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